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Table 1 Characteristics of VNTR loci selected for MLVA

From: Multi-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis for outbreak studies of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis

Locus name (locus name in Boxrud et al. [12]) Repeat size (bp) No. of repeats in strains Region
   NCTC 13349a 07–2642b  
SENTR1 (SE-10) 45 7.8 7.8 tolA
SENTR2c 39 9.3 9.3 ftsK
SENTR3 93 4.4 4.4 STM1457 homologue
SENTR4 (SE-1) 7 4.9 4.9 Putative bacteriophage tail protein, STY631a homologue
SENTR5 (SE-5) 6 10.0 10.0 yohM
SENTR6 (SE-2) 7 5.1 5.1 non-coding
SENTR7 (SE-9) 9 3.1 3.1 ushA
SE-3d 12 3.0 3.0 non-coding
SE-7d,e 613 8.5 8.5 ygbF
  1. a S. Enteritidis NCTC 13349 [25].
  2. b number of repeats confirmed by DNA sequencing, DNA sequences identical to NCTC 13349.
  3. c SENTR2 corresponds to Locus STTR7 in Lindstedt et al. [22].
  4. d adapted from Boxrud et al. [12].
  5. e repeat units consist of a 29 bp highly conserved 5'-sequence and a 32 bp variable 3'-sequence.